Sunday, August 8, 2010
The journey nears the end ....
Gorgeous wide valleys and winding rivers
July 22nd broke sunny and warm . No sign of the thrashing winds and rain from the night before. We said good bye to my daughter and headed up I 90 West. The fields were green and the roadside views of the Mountains beautiful . We were still mindful of our safety and speed. There was a work zone past the Bozeman exits in a canyon area so we had to go slow through this winding stretch.
Craggy rocks on the East side of the Continental Divide
Hours later we were at the Continental divide as it descended into Butte. I can only marvel at the driving skills of oldest son for making it up and down the grades with a heavy truck.
We zipped through Missoula and veered north on the last leg of our travels past the majestic Mission Mountains.
We headed into the Flathead valley and wound our way into the foothills. We were treated to deer and peaceful shallow lakes surrounded by pristine marsh lands.
Across the strip of road separating the lake from the marsh.
Finally rolling up the last few miles minutes before a thunderstorm. Thankful to be at our destination safely.